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    Salt

    I am using instant Ocean I do have soft coral is your better salt to use

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    Instant ocean is kinda sorta the baseline for all salts. Not that theyre made from it but its the same salt that the georgia aquarium uses in their systems...(As seen on tv anyways)

    Its going to come down to how much more effort you want to put into your trace elements and dosing alk, ca and mag to get your levels where you want them.

    I use kents marine salt as I like the levels I get from it. I also do weekly water changes and have a huge coral load in all my systems. KIO707 had amazing looking and growing corals using instant ocean. He also did water changes like every 3 or 4 days..to each his own lol

    Some people swear by the more expensive name brands and others love the basic stuff. As you get more into your system and what you want to do with it livestock and coral wise, learn about the elements in salt and how your load will both react to it and effect it. If you're keeping with basic soft corals I really see no need to pay upwards of $100 for th same amount of salt you're getting now for $40.

    Again, just my opinion and my experience and not LAW OF THE OCEAN lol. Take from it what you will and evaluate all opinions you recieve.
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    +1 great answer

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    Depending on what you want to accomplish with your set up would depend on the salt you should use. As Bush stated, IO is a baseline. I Have used it for years with no issues. Rumor is that IO IS the base and other companies add trace elements and rebadge it to their user brand.
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    I use io reef crystals and have always used it. I get 200g boxes for 43 bucks so can't complain .

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    Where do you get them at that price?
    What was once supposed to be a hobby, has quickly become an OBSESSION!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Git_r_done2x View Post
    Where do you get them at that price?
    Usually here but it's gone up a bit. Free ship over $49:

    http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquari...-Crystals.aspx

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    amazon print out the add and take it to petco for price match

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